Students from 10 area school districts experienced how awesome ecology is with rockin’ eco hero, Steve Trash! Steve Trash visited The Orpheum Theatre as part of the Youth Entertainment Series (YES!). Galesburg Community Foundation is proud to support the Youth Entertainment Series through a Competitive Grant. YES!, is offered free of charge to home schools and public schools and is educational in nature.

GCF invites organizations to apply for grants that will benefit the communities and residents of Knox and Warren Counties. Our grants help local nonprofits provide quality programming that benefits the people who call our service area home.

The following grant opportunities are available to nonprofits serving Knox & Warren Counties:

Competitive Grants

The 2018 Competitive Grant cycle is currently closed.

In the past, Competitive Grants provided funding to aid nonprofits providing programs that serve Knox and Warren Counties.

Please contact GCF for more information about upcoming grant opportunities.

Capacity Grants

Members of The Nonprofit Network may apply for grants of up to $1,500 for equipment (not to include vehicle purchases or bricks & mortar projects), professional development and training, strategic planning, or endowment development.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Organizations are eligible to receive one grant award per twelve month period.

Discretionary Grants

At the discretion of GCF’s President & CEO, small grants of $500 or less may be awarded for purposes of improving the quality of life in the community. Awards are granted in the areas of education, physical activity, health care, and arts. These grants are awarded as applications are received.

Click here to download the Discretionary Grant Application.